Do you know what "hold fast" means? It is a word that we have heard so many times and may not realize the impact it has. Hold fast is taken from the Greek word "katecho." Katecho is a compound of two words: Kata and Echo.

Kata carries the idea of something that comes downward with force. While Echo is defined as "I have" and carries the idea of "I possess."

The two words combined together mean not only to embrace something, but to hold it tightly and with force! In other words, to hold fast is to have a firm grip. You take hold of this dream with force, pull it downward and to you, and don't let anything take it from you!

The devil will try to come in and steal your dream from you, but when you are holding fast to this dream, it becomes a tug-of-war. You must realize that the Holy Ghost is with you, and He will empower you and strengthen you because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world!

The devil cannot get your dream!

There are two very important factors that the devil will try to use to get you to let go of your dream:
  1. TIME
    Time has a way of saying, "It's been two years now! Where's your dream?" Long periods of time where it looks like nothing has happened will try to influence you to just go ahead and give up. "If it hasn't happened by now, it never will!" "I'm getting older," etc.

    Don't let go! God called you to fulfill this dream, and He is expecting you to carry it out!
    There are people that Satan uses from time to time to try to discourage you. They may say, "I thought you were going to do this or that, what happened?" Hold on to it! "Do you know how much it will cost to do something like that?" Hold on to it!

    Don't let the devil use people to distract you from your dreams. Keep your eyes focused on God and keep your heart full of God's Word. He has all the answers to all your questions, and you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you (Phil. 4:13).
Eventually You Will Seize It
Hold fast to your dream and don't let the Devil use time or people to steal it from you. If you let up just a little bit, Satan interprets that as surrender! You must hold it tight! Embrace it with force!

If you hold fast, you will not need anything else because holding fast without wavering will cause it to come to pass. God says, "I am faithful who promised." If you hold fast, God will be faithful to bring it to pass!

The attitude we ought to have about our dream is: we seek it, we live for it, we hold fast to it, and God says there will come a time when we will finally seize it! The object of your dreams has finally come into your embrace and you can say, "It's mine! No one can take it from me!"

Source: Don't Let Go of Your Dreams by Jerry Savelle.
Excerpt permission granted by Jerry Savelle Ministries